NY Knicks: 3 current NBA players Ewing would love to be teammates with

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NY Knicks: Quantum Leaper #3 – Klay Thompson

This section is not going to be all about John Starks in the NBA Finals. I promise to talk about Klay Thompson at some point.

Starks’s struggles during the final two games of that series have been well documented. But here’s the thing: it’s important to discuss again in the context of this article.

Starks getting his shot blocked at the end of game six followed up by his 2-18 performance in game seven were costly to the team during Ewing’s only trip to the NBA Finals.

It’s nearly impossible to fathom “Game Six Klay” suffering the same fate. Thompson would have made a huge difference in the outcome of that series.

“But just to show you I’m not a hard-hearted man…”

It’s not just about comparing Thompson’s playoff track record to what happened with Starks in the finals.

Thompson’s three-point shooting ability would have been a perfect complement to Ewing’s game. He has shot over 50% from three since 2015. He moves so well without the ball, which makes him a perfect Robin to pretty much any Batman.

Daydreaming about a player who can score 60 points on 11 dribbles competing alongside Ewing is an NSFW dream.

His work on the defensive side of the ball is nothing to scoff at, either. His wingspan and quickness make him a versatile defender.

If Ewing was the sun, Thompson would have been a perfect planet to orbit him.

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